Qt Creator compile and run broken in release mode
I used to be able to use the compile and run feature in release mode in Qt Creator. Now, for some reason Qt Creator doesn't seem to link the plugins, platform frameworks, and .dll files necissary to run. I am using Qt 5.5.1 mingw on Windows 7.
If I use compile and run on a project in release mode, Qt Creator locks up and stops responding. The compile progress bar is about 50%, and I see three processes spawned in procexplorer with the project name. If I end program on Qt Creator, it shuts down but the three processes stay running. Taskkill returns success, but the processes are still running and have the project .exe file locked. The only solution is to restart.
My questions are:
Why does Qt enter this state when certain linked libraries or plugins are missing?
How can I get Qt Creator to dynamically link to the correct files like it used to when using compile and run in release mode
"and I see three processes spawned in procexplorer with the project name" - it looks like your application is hanging. Try to kill all these processes and start your application again. Check why your application does not shut down properly.